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The hierarchy is for groups to discuss issues and announce events related to recognised and identifiable locations and regions within the United Kingdom, or in territories closely associated with it. Groups will be created in the form: uk.local.<area-name> or in the form: uk.local.<area-name>.<subcategory>. <area-name> is the area to be covered by the group (and <subcategory> can be used or extended as necessary). The <area-name> shall be that which is in everyday usage or an alias that is commonly understood. Other, more suitable, hierarchies shall be used for fictional, imaginary or virtual locations." Messages posted to groups in this hierarchy must not be cross-posted to more than a TOTAL of four uk.local.* newsgroups; these may be geographically adjacent or overlapping, or connected by the subject of the post (e.g. "moving house from Manchester to Birmingham"). Note that the advertising of widely-available goods or services is *not* relevant in this context, and that most uk.local.* groups have restrictions on advertising, or prohibit it. Cross-posted adverts, where allowed, must meet the requirements of the charters of *all* groups involved. A paragraph to this effect, must be included in any future charter for a group in this hierarchy.